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2018 Official Forum Member Review - Shot Scope V2

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We have two Shot Scope threads going, so I’ll post this here as well:
How do I join the MGS group so I’m ready when the competition begins?


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I recently picked up one of these babies.  I'm seriously considering returning during the first 30 days though.  My first round the fully charged battery drained shortly after 18 holes.  Scratching my head I wondered if I had a bad batch.  Got home, charged it, connected to computer to find 5 entire holes were missed along with about a dozen shots.  Okay its my first time.  So next round I wear the band upside down because during the first round my glove cuff kept hitting next hole in the middle of a swing or something and I'd find it 2-3 holes ahead suddenly.  So thinking this flip would not only keep the sensor within the 10cm of the grips it would also eliminate the issue of 'next hole' by accident.  Well this failed horribly.  I think the watch only recorded 3 holes and showed me hitting random shots throughout the round for a total of 30 for 18 holes -  a new world record! yea right.  So it took a lot of time to manually add about 15 holes of golf - talk about hands free indeed - with all this editing I feel like I'm using a free stat tracking service where I have to painstakingly add all these details to a website to compute this stuff.  So I'm going to give it a few more weeks but right now I'm basically having to remember the entire round, distances, clubs, etc to add in after the round is over.  I cannot imagine the battery lasting 36 holes unless you play both 18's in 2 hours each for a total of 4 to 5 hours - not possible.  I really think if they'd extend the damn range on the sensor from 10cm to like 6-7 inches it would be way better.  Also I'm about to move to a putter with a longer weighted grip so I'll have to remember to make practice swings with my wrist near the end of the grip before taking a real grip that will end up somewhere near the middle of the grip at least 7 inches from the end.  Its one of those 38inch models that you're not supposed to grip at the end but in the middle.  So I'm having a rough go so far.  I like what it can do, just wish it would do it and minimal editing to me means maybe deleting or adding a shot - not adding in 2-12 holes of golf.

 

Shot Scope - can't you extend the range the watch detects the grip sensors?  I'm a small guy: 5'7, 135lbs, small wrists, wear the band all the way down as close as I can so the glove is folded up and its barely close enough.  I can only imagine if my hands and wrists were much bigger, I assume it would miss the entire 18 holes LOL.  I'm wondering why the tiny 10cm range instead of something like 6-7 inches.  I would work soooooooooooooooo much better.

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I thought I should put some final thoughts down for this review seen as I'm not quite going to get to a year of testing.

First up thank you again to Shot Scope and MGS for this opportunity, Thanks to the mods for keeping me on the straight and narrow ( i'm looking at you @GolfSpy STUDque)

I have had an absolute ball being involved with this test and highly recommend that everyone should get involved with testing if they can. I would like to thank my fellow testers @mdumble21, @JohnSmalls, @perseveringgolfer and @evershady for their hard work, well thought out and honest reviews. I felt as a group we managed to give this product a really good work out.

As for the Shot Scope itself, I still feel its a really good product that is well on the way to greatness but is not quite there yet. I feel that the sensors, while they work almost flawlessly for me, could do with a little aesthetic refinement. It's only a little thing but just the way they sat on the end of some of my grips really started to annoy me. 

Its a simple system to use but a little "clunky" at times. Editing can be a bit slow but it does work. The data you get from the system is excellent once you get your head around it. 

When it comes to using it on the course, it is a winner. I love the distances being right there on your wrist no matter what angle you're at. Having the distance to hazards at your fingertips is a real bonus too. I used the watch when I was in Ireland and I credit it for my victory over my father in law 😁.

I have had no issues with the watch breaking or the sensors failing so again that is a win. The only issue i have had is an odd one. In the beginning of the year I realized that I had a nasty pain in my right hand when I was playing golf. I though I had jarred it, then I thought I was gripping the club too hard. I tried everything and the pain kept getting worse.Then one night I went to the course without the watch and played 12 holes with no pain. The following Saturday the watch was back and so was the pain!! so for the last month I have been playing without my beloved watch and will probably never wear anything on my wrist while I play again. So even if I hadn't been chosen for a certain other contest my time with Shot Scope had come to an end.

All I can say to finish is I still enjoyed using the Shot Scope system and I was sad to have to leave it. I can truthfully say "it's not you, it's me" 😪

I hope my ramblings have made sense and if you have enjoyed this come and join me on the Cobra Connect Challenge 3 thread 😁😎

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Oh and I forgot to add, did the claim of lowering my handicap happen? In short no. My handicap stayed about the same throughout. I do believe that Shot Scope can help but if the golfer doesn't practice or seek help in the form of lessons there is no chance of improvement especially a three shot improvement 😁😎

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1 hour ago, Nunfa0 said:

I thought I should put some final thoughts down for this review seen as I'm not quite going to get to a year of testing.

First up thank you again to Shot Scope and MGS for this opportunity, Thanks to the mods for keeping me on the straight and narrow ( i'm looking at you @GolfSpy STUDque)

I have had an absolute ball being involved with this test and highly recommend that everyone should get involved with testing if they can. I would like to thank my fellow testers @mdumble21, @JohnSmalls, @perseveringgolfer and @evershady for their hard work, well thought out and honest reviews. I felt as a group we managed to give this product a really good work out.

As for the Shot Scope itself, I still feel its a really good product that is well on the way to greatness but is not quite there yet. I feel that the sensors, while they work almost flawlessly for me, could do with a little aesthetic refinement. It's only a little thing but just the way they sat on the end of some of my grips really started to annoy me. 

Its a simple system to use but a little "clunky" at times. Editing can be a bit slow but it does work. The data you get from the system is excellent once you get your head around it. 

When it comes to using it on the course, it is a winner. I love the distances being right there on your wrist no matter what angle you're at. Having the distance to hazards at your fingertips is a real bonus too. I used the watch when I was in Ireland and I credit it for my victory over my father in law 😁.

I have had no issues with the watch breaking or the sensors failing so again that is a win. The only issue i have had is an odd one. In the beginning of the year I realized that I had a nasty pain in my right hand when I was playing golf. I though I had jarred it, then I thought I was gripping the club too hard. I tried everything and the pain kept getting worse.Then one night I went to the course without the watch and played 12 holes with no pain. The following Saturday the watch was back and so was the pain!! so for the last month I have been playing without my beloved watch and will probably never wear anything on my wrist while I play again. So even if I hadn't been chosen for a certain other contest my time with Shot Scope had come to an end.

All I can say to finish is I still enjoyed using the Shot Scope system and I was sad to have to leave it. I can truthfully say "it's not you, it's me" 😪

I hope my ramblings have made sense and if you have enjoyed this come and join me on the Cobra Connect Challenge 3 thread 😁😎

Couldn't have put it better myself!

No issue with wearing the watch for me, pain wise, it doesn't lend itself to tight clothing though so does stand out like a prison tag at times.

Handicap has gone up not down, but that is me, not shotscope. It did highlight my key game issues, but I knew them already, this just rubbed it in😂

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I've enjoyed my time with the Shot Scope watch over the past year. Currently it's the only GPS I've got right now - my actual GPS unit isn't working properly, not sure why. On a sidenote, my Shot Scope watch doesn't tell time correctly - usually about 15-30 minutes slow. 

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3 hours ago, mdumble21 said:

On a sidenote, my Shot Scope watch doesn't tell time correctly - usually about 15-30 minutes slow. 

I'm surprised it's not about 3 or so hours off where you are...

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6 hours ago, mdumble21 said:

I've enjoyed my time with the Shot Scope watch over the past year. Currently it's the only GPS I've got right now - my actual GPS unit isn't working properly, not sure why. On a sidenote, my Shot Scope watch doesn't tell time correctly - usually about 15-30 minutes slow. 

Yeah mine lost time as well but once I synchronised it came right... for a while 😁

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7 hours ago, Nunfa0 said:

Yeah mine lost time as well but once I synchronised it came right... for a while 😁

Good to see I'm not the only one who noticed this.

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16 hours ago, Nunfa0 said:

Oh and I forgot to add, did the claim of lowering my handicap happen? In short no. My handicap stayed about the same throughout. I do believe that Shot Scope can help but if the golfer doesn't practice or seek help in the form of lessons there is no chance of improvement especially a three shot improvement 😁😎

Awesome review, If i was in the market for a system like this I would definitely look into it. 

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Well I have one last update. I tried to charge the watch a couple of days ago and... I think it was so offended at me having Arccos in the house that it has died!!

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I thought I should put some final thoughts down for this review seen as I'm not quite going to get to a year of testing.
First up thank you again to Shot Scope and MGS for this opportunity, Thanks to the mods for keeping me on the straight and narrow ( i'm looking at you [mention=73629]GolfSpy STUDque[/mention])
I have had an absolute ball being involved with this test and highly recommend that everyone should get involved with testing if they can. I would like to thank my fellow testers [mention=58762]mdumble21[/mention], [mention=70071]JohnSmalls[/mention], [mention=76917]perseveringgolfer[/mention] and [mention=55117]evershady[/mention] for their hard work, well thought out and honest reviews. I felt as a group we managed to give this product a really good work out.
As for the Shot Scope itself, I still feel its a really good product that is well on the way to greatness but is not quite there yet. I feel that the sensors, while they work almost flawlessly for me, could do with a little aesthetic refinement. It's only a little thing but just the way they sat on the end of some of my grips really started to annoy me. 
Its a simple system to use but a little "clunky" at times. Editing can be a bit slow but it does work. The data you get from the system is excellent once you get your head around it. 
When it comes to using it on the course, it is a winner. I love the distances being right there on your wrist no matter what angle you're at. Having the distance to hazards at your fingertips is a real bonus too. I used the watch when I was in Ireland and I credit it for my victory over my father in law .
I have had no issues with the watch breaking or the sensors failing so again that is a win. The only issue i have had is an odd one. In the beginning of the year I realized that I had a nasty pain in my right hand when I was playing golf. I though I had jarred it, then I thought I was gripping the club too hard. I tried everything and the pain kept getting worse.Then one night I went to the course without the watch and played 12 holes with no pain. The following Saturday the watch was back and so was the pain!! so for the last month I have been playing without my beloved watch and will probably never wear anything on my wrist while I play again. So even if I hadn't been chosen for a certain other contest my time with Shot Scope had come to an end.
All I can say to finish is I still enjoyed using the Shot Scope system and I was sad to have to leave it. I can truthfully say "it's not you, it's me" 
I hope my ramblings have made sense and if you have enjoyed this come and join me on the Cobra Connect Challenge 3 thread 


Interesting you mention wrist pain while wearing the watch. I have had the exact same thing while wearing the Garmin watch. I thought I was nuts...I guess we both are. Nice write up.


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6 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

 


Interesting you mention wrist pain while wearing the watch. I have had the exact same thing while wearing the Garmin watch. I thought I was nuts...I guess we both are. Nice write up.


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I thought being nuts was compulsory to be on this forum 🤪😵😁😎

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32 minutes ago, Nunfa0 said:

I thought being nuts was compulsory to be on this forum 🤪😵😁😎

It's not, but it helps! 🤣

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5 hours ago, Nunfa0 said:

I thought being nuts was compulsory to be on this forum 🤪😵😁😎

It is. We are all 🥜🥜🥜🥜🥜

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Hi. Used my watch for the first time yesterday on GPS mode.

The watch never advanced holes automatically , I had to manually adjust. Any ideas please?

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Did you try emailing Shotscope themselves? Their customer service is very good and pretty responsive.

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On 6/4/2019 at 9:23 PM, merrymagpie said:

Hi. Used my watch for the first time yesterday on GPS mode.

The watch never advanced holes automatically , I had to manually adjust. Any ideas please?

That always happened to me as well

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On 6/8/2019 at 1:47 AM, Nunfa0 said:

That always happened to me as well

and me, gets annoying after awhile, especially when you forget and pull out a 6 iron for the 175yd shot only to see it sail over the green as it was the previous hole was now 175 yds away and the current hole is 155😂

Hopefully all these software niggles get sorted as the potential to really be a 'turn on and forget about it' product is high.

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